THESE ARE SOLEY MY OWN OPINIONS AND NOT FROM THE THOMAS & FRIENDS FAN BASE
Adapted for Television by
Britt Allcroft, David Mitton & Robert Cardona
Originally Written by
After having his accident with the coaches, the Fat Controller sent James to the sheds. He had not seen him for several days and he was feeling bad for what he have done. The Fat Controller decided to give him another chance and he gave him the job to take the troublesome trucks. James was rough with the trucks and they decided to pay him out. First, one's brakes went hot and then they broke a coupling up at Gordon's Hill. After James making the trucks behave, the Fat Controller praised James.
- Like in the books, I really like how the engines have tears. It shows that they do have a personality.
- I love how the the trucks just snapped off and rolled down the hill without a hand touching it.
- Why was Thomas shunting trucks? He's suppose to be on his branch line.
This is one of those episodes that actually makes you feel sorry for an engine and its amazing to see James with tears coming down from his face, like in the RWS book. But what I really like about this episode is how half of the trucks were snapped off and rolled down the hill without a hand or a string to be seen, well done to David for that clever editing. But yes, why was Thomas seen shunting in the yards for James' train. Thomas, at this time is on his branch line. But since that the show was in its early stages, I guess they didn't have enough money to build another engine. They could've used the Marklian model.
But this episode shows determination of why James want to impress the Fat Controller to become a really useful engine.